A study of youth in grades found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth were more than twice as likely to have attempted suicide as their heterosexual peers. Unless students and adults are educated on the LGBT community, than stereotypes and negative attitudes will continue to exist Knotts, G. Physical education, health, history, and social studies teachers can educate all students to have more social awareness and create a positive school climate. One of the most effective ways for an educator to create a safe space is to be a supportive ally to LGBT students. The first prevention strategy is to improve mental health services for gay and bisexual men. Steps Schools Can Take.
These resources extend outside of school and in the community.
Suicide among LGBT youth